POOL THERAPY || My PT once told me that theoretically, anything you can do in water you can eventually do on land. The buoyancy of the water removes body weight allowing a person who has restricted mobility on land to move freely in water carrying very little body weight. This is the first time I attempted to take steps on my own in the pool. While I could not control the placement of the steps very well and my balance was virtually nonexistent, the primary focus was that I was able to move my legs by myself and begin to walk across the pool by my own strength and power. This was a great sign that I would eventually be able to walk on my own on land again. The natural resistance of the water provides muscle strengthening even though I was not able to carry my full body weight. As my legs got stronger I was able to stand up taller in the pool, creating more body weight, remove the noodle as balance improved, and eventually move faster and begin different agility exercises. The shallower the water gets during pool therapy, the more body weight is being added to the training until you are walking on land carrying 100% body weight. || During this pool session I got a glimpse into what could be the future if I worked extremely hard to get there.